Monday, October 12, 2015

Weigh In (10/10) + A Plan

Ahhhh, Monday... The day everyone loves to hate. I was planning to insert one of those funny e-card meme things, but then I thought, "Hey, Monday doesn't have to be so bad! I'm going to make it a great Monday."

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Anyway, I had a nice weigh in on Saturday...


I entered a new decade (i.e. the middle number of my weight changed)! I'm officially in the 230's! Looking at my weight tracker tonight, it was a little discouraging to see that I entered the 240's on June 20th, meaning it took 3 and a half months for me to lose 10 pounds. Of course, I KNOW I wasn't always 100% on point and I did struggle quite a bit, especially with getting activity, so 10 pounds gone is 10 pounds GONE, no matter how long it took. Progress is progress!

Entering the holiday season, I want to be as successful as I can be. I have some lofty goals heading into the holiday season and beyond, and one of them is to actually LOSE weight over the holidays! I usually either plan to gain or simply maintain--this is the first year I'm fully intending to lose weight between Thanksgiving and the new year.

Now, you know I'm not into setting time-based weight loss goals for myself... they pretty much never work out and I usually wind up feeling like failure, simply because of the way my body lets go of the weight. However, I also know that if I really put my mind to it, I can make it happen. Way back in August 2014, I was still working on losing my first 10 pounds (I joined WW the previous May). I was getting frustrated with my lack of progress and my lack of discipline. I wanted to get a drastic hair cut--at the time, my hair was down to the middle of my back--so I told myself that my reward for losing 10 pounds would be getting my hair cut! Guess what--I made it happen, and I got my hair cut the first weekend of September!

That fateful Saturday in September 2014
So anyway, here's the plan:

  • 45 pounds gone by November 1; that's another 1.6 pounds, putting me at 237.4.
  • 50 pounds gone by December 1; that's an additional 5 pounds, putting me at 232.4. 
  • Lose another 2.6 pounds in December, starting 2016 at 229.8!
When it's all said and done, it's only 9.2 pounds in the next 2.5 months. I can totally do this!  However, if it seems that it's just not working out, I do have a fallback goal of having 50 pounds gone by 2016. I really want to push myself through the end of the year and see what I am capable of!

What are your goals for this holiday season?

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